Kaitoke Regional Park, located only about 13 km from Upper Hutt City, is one of the important locations during the Lord of The Rings Trilogy filming. “Rivendell” or Elven Town, where Lord Elrond, Lady Arwen and other beautiful elves live, was filmed in the park. The Ford of Isen, the place of the battle between Saruman and the Rohirrim (of Rohan), was also filmed in the Kaitoke Regional Park (credit to gw.govt.nz/Rivendell).
Thanks to Ickel & Ruddy who brought me to this amazing world of Rivendell during my winter break. If you are fans (or not fans but curious about “Rivendell”) of the LOTR and Hobbit trilogy (like I am), you should visit this awesome place.